After August 15th my business, Hand to Health, is what I will be working under in providing Massage Therapy and Holistic Therapies to clients. Finding a space within a collaborative group of health professionals that is welcoming, peaceful (sound-proof rooms), professional and very much in tune with what I wish to offer. The same services and sessions in a holistic, healing environment.
The ever typical peace keeper, despite best efforts not to be, I find myself slipping into that role time and again. Boundaries were never something I learned. Growing up in an alcoholic home they just didn’t exist. I earned my gold medal in peacekeeping just to try to maintain some space between myself and the chaos that surrounded me. Unfortunately it’s a tough role to break…but I will continue to make it a work in progress.
I usually will get to the point of being in exhausted tears before I realize I haven’t held my boundaries and have overextended myself to please. The stress of people pleasing is finally outweighing everything. Once again, I’ve let myself down. Any of this sounding familiar? I suspect it does because I meet a number of others in this life who will tell me of similar circumstances. So what do I tell them and what do I tell myself?
1. FORGIVE YOURSELF
2. STOP IT!
I use to feel that I couldn’t, that it was too late, that people wouldn’t like it…yeah, the people pleaser raises it’s loud and ugly voice to say “What will others think of me?”. But the more important question is how will you feel about yourself if you don’t? I thought so…nail those things up if have to, but put them up.
3. Say NO
4. Celebrate you
Your only human and that is something to celebrate. Give yourself the pat on the back, the toast with champagne or whatever way you celebrate you!
During this playshop, in fun and creative ways, we’ll dare to
- move our focus to embrace the present and all those things that are RIGHT with us,
- play with easy techniques to keep our focus on all that is RIGHT with us (including tapping, affirmations, colouring, meditation…)
- cover physical, mental/emotional and spiritual ways to shift, and in that way ensure that the different ways in which we learn and absorb information, are covered
Group size is limited and your paid registration will hold your space in the workshop.
Registration includes: playbook pages, meditation CD or download, organic refreshments and snacks.
To nurture, guide, teach, learn from and care for …
to be there, to listen and
to love, unconditionally …
to have the courage, wisdom and love to let go and allow the shining of that individual soul to express itself.
Probably the most rewarding journey life gives us is to be given the gift of nurturing another.
Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. Many of the celebrations can be traced back to ancient festivals that honoured the goddess as Mother Earth.
I was curious to see how the “mother figure” is honoured around the world today…here is what I discovered….
ARGENTINA celebrates the third Sunday of October, a liturgical date for the celebration of the Virgin Mary
In AUSTRALIA the tradition of gift giving to mothers on Mother’s Day was begun by Janet Heyden in 1924. During a visit to a State home she met many lonely and forgotten mothers and in a bid to cheer them she encouraged local school children and businesses to give gifts to the women.
BULGARIA’S celebration on March 8th is linked to International Women’s Day and honours the Woman as an equal human being.
FRANCE & GERMANY had different reasons…alarmed by low birthrates in the early 1900’s national celebrations began to honour the mothers of large families.
INDONESIAN Mother’s day takes place on December 22nd celebrating the spirit of Indonesian women to improve the conditions of their country, the day was introduced by the Indonesian Women’s Congress.
ISRAEL’S celebration was begun by Henrietta Szold who had no children of her own but rescued and cared for many Jewish children from Nazi Germany. The celebration has evolved to be called Family day and celebrates the mutual love inside the family.
In the PHILLIPINES the mother is the “light of the household” and the one around which all the families activities revolve. This day for her is one of spending time with her family and having a day off from household chores.
In TAIWAN the celebration of mother’s day is a unified celebration and religious observance with Buddha Day and Tzu Chi Day. In Buddhist culture the recognition of mother’s day is one of the three fields necessary for cultivating wisdom…Mother’s Day for Gratitude and Thankfulness, Buddha Day for Reverence and Tzu Chi Day representing Compassion.